Backstrom chimes in with a shutout

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 9, 2011 - 12:09 PM

The goaltender returned from a 12-day layoff with a strong outing as the Wild beat the Flames for its fifth consecutive victory.

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manoliveNov. 9, 11 1:21 AM

WIth the Wild playing well, the Gophers ranked #1 in Hockey and #3 in wrestling, and a supposedly up and coming college basketball team, and with the Vikings improved play and the Twins front office shake up, this is turning out to be a pretty good time in Mn sports. Now, if we could only convince the NBA players that an average annual salary of $5.15 million, the highest of any professional sport on the planet, is not a bad deal, then maybe it could be a great winter. Get back to work guys, before you lose another half billion dollars with cries of poverty. I have exactly zero sympathy for you.

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joejoe1Nov. 9, 11 2:38 AM

Should be a great story in San Jose.

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bhrnew1lNov. 9, 11 5:54 AM

The Wild players agree with what the coaches are telling them to do in Minnesta, I don't know about Zids >reckon< Goals against is going back to Lemaires days of coaching. Remember the Wild always having the best galtenders in the league all of the time ? the team may be giving up shots but there mostly lousy shots, The thing that Yeo has that Richards did not is I bet he is using all of the wisdom of his entire coaching staff... Boy, Dick Wilson really deserves allot of credit for his work with the D Guys, just sayin

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minneg56Nov. 9, 11 6:17 AM

Nice work by Backstrom. But as I've posted before, there should be no netminder controversy- at all. Wild gave up not 30 but 40+shots on goal last night. If their style of play cedes that many shots they will indeed need 2 fine netminders for the entire sesaon- which they seem to have. Great to see the progress for the home club.

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heykoolaidNov. 9, 11 7:20 AM

That was a good game - they'll need to try and stay out of the box against the Sharks. Also, here's to keeping those young D healthy. They're really making the most of the chances they're getting.

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scenic61Nov. 9, 11 7:51 AM

Great win for the Wild! Things are looking up for this team finally! And what is up with Iginla pulling that "He head-butted me!" stunt? Is Calgary that bad of a hockey team that their superstar has to stoop down to that kind of baloney? Iginla should be embarrassed.

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tballzNov. 9, 11 8:06 AM

manolive - Nobody cares about basketball The last time the Wild won 5 in a row was in '08, which was the last time the team did something else, what was it?...hmmmmm....

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obstakesNov. 9, 11 8:09 AM

Scandela and Spurgeon looked fantastic. Cool, calm and unphazed is the way these two young D-men are playing. It was fun to watch.

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bamm_bamm75Nov. 9, 11 8:13 AM

@scenic61- I've always been a fan of Iginla but that stunt he pulled last night was ridiculous. What was even more ridiculous was the ref yelling at Koivu to get the eff away from him while the ref was talking to Yeo. Hey, Zebra, a little headsup, he's the captain; he has a right to know what's going on. Hopefully Backstrom and Harding can feed off of each others steller play. Maybe, just maybe, Backstrom can show why he is paid top 5 money for goalies.

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kballrdNov. 9, 11 8:17 AM

Great Divisional road win, team looks great, but I agree and am glad that Yeo voiced his displeasure with their lack of physicality and allowing too many SOG..even schultzy was actually playing with some fire last night-wassup with that? Wow!

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